CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA, (From left) Robert Garriosn, Area I training officer, Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, Area I Fire Chief John Cook, Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAG-Casey commander, Grant Robinson, IMCOM-K traffic management specialist, Kwon, To Yong, IMCOM-K transportation service specialist, and Cutis Williams, IMCOM-K F and ES program manager, hold up the ceremonial ribbon after cutting during a ceremony celebrating the acquisition of two new fire trucks for Rodriguez Range in the parking lot of the USAG-Casey Fire House June 17. The $200,000 firefighting 320 horsepower water pumpers were custom made to handle the irregular terrain and unusual circumstances firefighters encounter while fighting fires and other dangerous situations arising during training missions at the busy range. The trucks they replace are veterans of more than 20 years of dampening down those same situations while, much of the time, being repaired with cannibalized parts from older trucks lying dormant after many years of service.
"There are a lot of folks working behind the scenes for our benefit," Jackson said. "We want to thank all those involved for helping us acquire these trucks; we could not have done it without their help."
"Today is a very special day for the Installation Management Command Korea," Meisler said. "IMCOM-K did a lot of work and so did the Area I and Red Cloud team in getting these trucks here. They are replacing legacy fire trucks at Rodriguez Range, which are the most used fire trucks on the peninsula due to the missions utilized there. We are giving them the tools to continue doing a great job in serving and protecting the community and taking care of the Army's home."